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Academics, Researchers, and Data Enthusiasts in Philanthropy


The Academics Affinity Group is an informal network of institutions and individuals dedicated to teaching and/or research that aims to increase the impact of philanthropy. The group shares an interest in comparative and global forms of philanthropy, and are committed to sharing knowledge and information.

Chairs: Ingrid Srinath from the ‎Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University, India; Teri Behrens from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, USA, Barbara Leopold from the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of City University of New York, and Barbara Ibrahim from the American University of Cairo, Egypt.

The group is integrated by 52 organizations in 26 different countries of 6 regions of the world:

Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
American University in Cairo
American University in Dubai
Arab Foundations Forum
Ashoka University
Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneuship & Philanthropy - National University of Singapore
Asociación Española de Fundaciones - AEF Spain
Associação Brasileira de Captadores de Recursos - ABCR
Bush School of Government & Public Service - Texas A&M University
Carleton University Canada
Cass Business School
Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society - The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Centre on Philanthropy - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Centro de Filantropia e Inversiones Sociales de la Escuela de Gobierno - Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía - Cemefi
Charities Aid Foundation Russia
Environmental Grantmakers Association - EGA
European Foundation Centre
European Research Network on Philanthropy - ERNOP
Expert Group on Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment
Filantropi Indonesia
Fundação Bissaya Barreto Órgãos Sociais e Colaboradores
Fundação Getulio Vargas
Gerhart Center for Philanthropy
Grand Valley State University
Indiana University
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law - ICNL
International Society for Third Sector Research
Japan Foundation Center
Lilly Family School of Philanthropy - Indiana University
Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation - Arizona State University
Rockefeller Archive Center
Seton Hall University
St Andrews
Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
The Institute for Law and Philanthropy - Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University
The University of Hong Kong
Universidad del Pacifico - Pacific Philanthropy Partnership
Universidade de São Paulo
University College Dublin
University of Kent
University of Quebec
University of the Philippines
University of Wisconsin - Madison Experts
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Wise Philanthropy Institute
Wits University
Woqi Foundation


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